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Canal Villa
Reviewed 10 January 2014

A friend and I stayed at the Canal Villa in Bentota for a couple of nights and it was by far one of the best places we stayed at in Sri Lanka, and we stayed in many places! The owners and people working there were awfully nice and helpful and had lots of stories to tell. The beautiful beaches of Bentota isn't far away, if you'd like it's possible to walk there, but if you're lazy like us, the staff at the hotel are happy to help arrange a tuk tuk for you for the small price of 100 rupies. We had a nice, big room with a large balcony. And, oh the food! Delicious, fresh, cheap - I could go on forever, but in short, everything about this place is great and I promise you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The owners are very pleasant and forthcoming people. The rooms are very comfortable, luxurious and clean. It is located in a nice neighbourhood close to a canal, this is where the name comes from I guess. Breakfast and service was excellent.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

New and wonderful guesthouse in Bentota located in quiet and idyllic area within walking distance to the beach and convenient to the various district and sights.

Learned from a friend that Canal Villa was under construction spring 2013 located close to a water canal sheltered from road and train noise. Based on the recommendation, my wife and I ordered one double room including breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10 days. Quick and professional responses from the staff make it easy to book, get overview of Canal Villas facilities, where to go and arrangement of tours as Galle fort, Turtle Hatchery, River Safari, Fish market etc.

The staff arranged transport to/from airport. After 16 hrs flight from Norway to Colombo via Doha, the driver managed the final transport to Bentota in about 2 hrs on the crowed roads as mixed with animals, walkers, tuk-tuk and other motorized vehicles - amazing experience.

This family-run guesthouse has practical well-thought-out rooms, very clean, bright and well equipped with AC, hot water, Mini Bar, Sat TV, free WI-FI. The furnished balcony has a nice view towards the green garden, canal and the palm trees giving good excuse for relaxing. The gardens were well maintained and popular area for activities or only sunbathing.

Excellent meals served in restaurant on the ground floor – all at a great price. Dinners were superbly prepared by chef with 12 years experiences from Indian/Sri Lanka restaurant in Japan.

Many thanks to Manager and staff for a fantastic service and perfect stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ove N
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Room Tip: Все номера достойные, мы жили на втором этаже, вид на сад и бассейн. Вид на тропическую экзотику.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Massalagoda, Dope, Bentota 80500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Bentota
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Ranked #4 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Bentota
Price Range: £28 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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